Roy Jones Jr. To Meet With UFC, Likely To Discuss Anderson Silva

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr., he has a meeting scheduled with the UFC to discuss “several things, and we’ll see what happens.”

For the last few years, Jones has been campaigning to take part in a boxing match against UFC star Anderson Silva - who also banged the drum for several years to fight Jones.

In the last few weeks, Jones and Silva have once again been trying to rile up some interest in a potential showdown on pay-per-view. They are likely influenced with the non-stop hype that surrounds a possible boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor. 


Jones was back in action earlier this month. The 48-year-old stopped Bobby Gunn in a one-sided fight. A few days after that bout, he challenged the 41-year-old Silva on social media, and Silva challenged him right back. 

“Me and Anderson have, for five or six years now, been trying to get a boxing match between us,” Jones Jr. said to Oscar Willis of TheMacLife. “We’re two great icons of our sport, two legends, and it’s not often you get to see two legends get in the ring together. That’s been going on for the last five or six years, and if Conor and Floyd does fight, [our addition] would make it a big event.

“I mean to put us on the undercard as the co-main would be a really, really big event. Not only us fighting but people want to see a boxer versus a MMA guy.”

Jones claims that back in 2013, a deal to fight Silva was close, but then the Brazilian fighter was knocked out by Chris Weidman and all talk of a fight with Jones was dropped.

“[2013] was the closest [we got to it],” Jones Jr. said. “Had he not have lost to Weidman, I think it would have happened. … Anderson still wants it, he’s about 40 years old, he’s reaching the end of his career, he’s reaching the end of his prime zone. I’m reaching the end of my primal age, so if we’re gonna make it happen, there’s no better time than now.

“I’m thinking he’s feeling the way I’m feeling, and I know he’s been wanting to do it, because as soon as I [mentioned it] he came back and said ‘why should a man not be allowed to achieve his dream?’ and his dream is mine, it’s a great situation for both of us that we both want.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 02-28-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17461710]here we have another retard who doesn't understand the difference between boxing and mma stand up which includes kicks froid would have that acorn head kicked right off his shoulders.if this fight happens it would be a boxing match…

Comment by rogdogx on 02-28-2017

They might as well stack the whole card with boxers vs MMA guys then

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 02-28-2017

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;17460136]Floyd and Roy Jones are gonna make MMA guys look helpless. But atleast we will settle it once and for all, about MMA guys and their stand up skills compared to a boxers stand up:twak:[/QUOTE]here we have another retard who…

Comment by Travycat on 02-28-2017

As long as it's just for boxing. If legs and feet were involved, Jones wouldn't be right after it.

Comment by A.K on 02-28-2017

Jones will look like James toney if he does this , it's a bad look.

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